Due to Starward's other popular releases (their Bourbon cask release sold out in under 4 hours in 2018), we are pleased to announce this is the largest Starward's limited-edition release to date, with 4,000 unique bottlings included.
Starward’s Head Distiller and Tawny cask innovator, Sam Slaney explains, “As with all Starward whiskies, Starward Tawny deserves a place at the dinner table and is the perfect staple for the festive season. With a palate of rich dried fruits, brown sugar and nutmeg, Starward Tawny is a delicious after-dinner drink at Christmas that can be enjoyed neat, with food such as blue cheeses like stilton and roquefort, with rich desserts or, as a digestif.
Nose: Dried fruit / raisins, toasty oak, fig and dried orange.
Palate: Initial sweetness on the front palate, rich dried fruits, brown sugar and nutmeg.
Finish: Palate slowly dries from the spice leaving a well-balanced finished.
Bottles: 4,000 produced
Price: $119 AUD
The Starward Tawny Cask Story
To create the limited-edition Tawny cask expression, Starward matured its signature single malt whisky in Tawny fortified wine barrels. Each barrel was a smaller 100L octave size which provides an extra full-bodied taste. Starward wanted a balance of character so opted for fresh Tawny barrels from Yalumba for vibrant fruity flavours, then charred Tawny barrels from SA Cooperage to add toasty oak complexity. With notes of raisin, brown sugar, fig and dried orange, it’s the ultimate whisky for Christmas time.
“With some of the world’s best expressions of Tawny coming from within a days’ drive of the Starward Distillery and the anticipation of Starward Project releases, we are excited to be adding the limited-edition Tawny cask to the Starward portfolio,” Sam concludes.
Starward’s limited-editions are created as part of the Projects platform; a program that allows Starward’s distillers to experiment with different whiskies to create flavour forward and unique expressions. Since its inception in 2014, Starward Projects have released several standout whiskies including the much-loved and four times repeated, Ginger Beer cask as well as a Bourbon cask which sold out within only four hours.
Following in the footsteps of these beloved drops, we expect these bottles to fly off the shelves just as fast!
The Starward Tawny cask retails at $119 AUD and is available to purchase directly online. Find where it's available to buy here!
About Starward Distillery
Today, Starward's website received an upgrade too with new look and feel. Congratulations to the team, looks great!
After working in a prominent Tasmanian distillery, founder David Vitale set out to create a whisky that brought together his love of food, family and reflected his hometown of Melbourne - from its culture, to its famed ‘four seasons in a day’ temperature swings. As an acclaimed foodie capital, and a city surrounded by some of Australia’s leading wine regions, Starward is the culmination of a drive and determination to capture the essence of Melbourne and Australia in a bottle. An Australian whisky matured in Australian wine barrels for 3 “Melbourne Years”.
Starward burst onto the scene in 2013 and was instantly recognised for its bold spirit and flav our, leading it to become what is now the fastest growing Australian whisky brand. By bringing together highly skilled brewers, ex-winemakers and fresh vibrant talent, Starward was named Best Australian Whisky Innovator of the year 2018 at the World Whisky Awards and the Starward ‘Nova’ was awarded the Best Craft Whisky in the World 2016.
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